Telecommunications Qualifying Information
There are no "Currency Maintenance" tasks for the TeleCommunications area at this time. Qualification information can be found in the links below (or the left navigation bar)
- TCO Mentoring Guide
- Distress Assistance Response Training (DART) PowerPoint Presentation
- DART Program Training Manual
- TeleCom Routine Radio Procedures Guide - (Good reference for Surface and AUXAIR personnel as well)
Radio Facility Operators (Fixed and Mobile) Qualification Information
To become involved in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Telecommunications program, applicants must become certified as Telecommunications Operators (TCO). All operators of fixed land and land mobile radios must be certified as TCO, except for those members who completed AUXCOM prior to 1 August 2008. Additional details of the qualification requirements for TCO can be found at this link.
To become involved in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary High Frequency (HF) Program applicant must first be qualified as a Telecommunications Operator (TCO) or have completed AUXCOM prior to 1 August 2008. Prior HF communications experience, either through commercial, military, and or amateur radio experience, will also prove helpful but is not required. Additional details of qualifications for the HF program are at this link.